UCM/MCCD “Promise” Intersegmental Student Housing Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Merced
Document Title
UCM/MCCD “Promise” Intersegmental Student Housing Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Campus Mixed Use (CMU)
Document Description
The proposed project consists of an affordable student housing building that would house existing and future students attending Merced College, located approximately three miles southwest of the campus, as well as already matriculated UC Merced transfer students. The University would design, permit, and construct the proposed project as well as own, operate and maintain the building while the Merced Community College District would own a stake in the interior improvements for the life of the project. The proposed project consists of a single building, site improvements, and underground utility connections. The proposed building would be three to four stories in height (36-45 feet) and provide 124,372 gross square feet (gsf) and 91,094 assignable square feet (asf) of building space. The proposed building would include one two-bedroom apartment unit with two beds, 78 two-bedroom apartment units with four beds each, 24 two-bedroom double occupancy apartments, 17 four-bedroom single occupancy apartment units, nine studio apartments reserved for resident advisors with one bed each, and one apartment reserved for the resident director with one bed. Overall, the proposed project would include 130 apartment units providing a total of 488 beds; UC Merced and Merced College would each be allocated 50 percent of the beds. The proposed project is part of the Merced Promise Program, which was created to increase opportunities for low income, academically qualified Merced College students to complete their four-year degree and beyond at UC Merced.

Contact Information

Phillip Woods, AIA
Agency Name
University of California, Merced
Job Title
Campus Architect and Director of Physical & Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Lake Road/Bellevue Road
Lake Yosemite

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Other (Student Housing - 288 beds)
Local Actions
Agreement between UCM and MCCD
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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